Wake up & think positive
" There are some people in life that we need. There are some people in life that life needs and they are called good mothers" J.U
Every child has a mother but not all children have someone to call mum in their life time or have a mother to be the guiding light in their life. There are a variety of reasons why any given child may not have such a guiding light in their lives or the opportunity to say Happy Mother's day but hopefully there are other guiding lights to their life. If you are not in this category and you do have a good mother in your life, wake up and say thank you to the universe. Wake up and say `Thanks mom for everything'. Wake up and say Happy mother's day to one of the most important people in your life and to life.
As children of the universe, we tend to take a lot for granted. We tend to take each day for granted and each other for granted. We presume that everyone will be here tomorrow. It is not until you have lost a parent or both parents, that you realize that our time here on earth or our time together on earth is not infinite. We become so engrossed in our own lives as young people or as adults, that we miss out on the most important parts of life such as sharing quality time and moments together.
` There are some things that money cannot buy and some moments that time can never give back to us.'
The celebration of mother's day is not new to us. It is actually an ancient tradition that belonged to the Greeks and Romans, even though the celebrations were directed more towards the Goddesses of the time rather than `mothers' as we know them personally. It was nevertheless a celebration of motherhood at the time and not a commercialization of it.
We have Anna Jarvis to thank for the American version and birth of mother's day celebration. It is unfortunate that she had to spend the later part of her life trying to denounce it as a holiday due the commercialization rather than celebration of motherhood. That is however the society that we live in today, as the Greeks and Romans lived in theirs.
In spite of commercialization and social media, it is how we teach our children to appreciate people, time and life that matters. It is how we decide to celebrate our own lives and our own mother's that matter and not how the corporations would like you to celebrate them. The corporations and social media can entice you as much as they like but at the end of the day, they cannot force you to go out there or on line to monetarily celebrate mother's day. That is your choice.
There are two people in my life among other special people that provide me with some sense of normality. They are my mother and the mother of my children . My mother gave birth to me and gave me the gift of life. The mother of my children gave me the gift of children and parenthood. It is a great gift but I can also assure you that it is a gift best unfolded with the person that gives it to you.
Motherhood is not a gift that you can ever truly repay but it is a gift that you can always appreciate. It is a gift that you can never give back enough in return. I constantly feel that there is more that I need to do for the mothers in my life. There is always more that I want to do but If I could turn back the clock, most of all I would spend more quality time with them on any given day and not Just mother's day.
And so I say wake up and say `Happy Mother's day' to your dearly beloved mother. If things are not too great between you and your mother, then mother's day is a good day to forgive and forget. If things are great between you, keep it that way and do not wait until next mother's day to spend some quality time with her or to let her know that she is truly appreciated for who she is and all that she has done or is doing for you.